4 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

4 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

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4 days in Costa Rica Itinerary

Start: Monterrey
+2
Fly + Bus + Shuttle:  12 h
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
San Jose
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Monterrey

2
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Arenal Natura Ecological Park and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Estudio, then take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery, and finally pick up some new knowledge with ChocoMuseo La Fortuna.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary maker tool .

Monterrey, Mexico to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
On the 27th (Mon), look for gifts at Holalola Souvenir Shop and then see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read San Jose trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Shopping
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Pre-Columbian Gold Museum ©
Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
Holalola Souvenir Shop ©
Holalola Souvenir Shop

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